Better by design

  • Mark H. Lee
Part of the Open University Press Robotics Series book series (OUPRS)


The previous chapter dealt with facilities which would enable an existing assembly system to improve its performance, particularly when errors occurred during assembly time. We focussed on the assembly scenario given earlier in order to discuss the knowledge requirements and processing abilities needed for such a scenario.


Assembly Cell Assembly System Assembly Sequence Planning Tolerance Model Fault Report 
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Further reading material

  1. Some relevant research on assembly planning is described in Task planning and control synthesis for flexible assembly systems, by A. C. Sanderson and L. S. Homem-de-Mello, in Machine Intelligence and Knowledge Engineering for Robotic Applications, edited by A. K. C. Wong and A. Pugh (Springer-Verlag, 1987).Google Scholar
  2. A project at the University of Rochester, USA, has investigated the problem of tolerances; see Towards a theory of geometric tolerancing by A. A. G. Requicha, in the International Journal of Robotics Research (1983), volume 2, number 4.Google Scholar

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